So, since I started my point system workout plan and nutrition plan, I think this is the longest break I've had. I decided to take a 3-day break after Saturday. I didn't have any more of an intense workout than usual but after the workout, I was also outside - longboarding, running, jumping, (a little bit of drinking), etc. and ended up super sore on Sunday. Even my neck, I had a strange sore feeling in my neck and almost started to think something was seriously wrong until it finally a noticeable amount of the sore feeling went away around noon today. I may have been overworking myself in my workouts so it was about time I took a break. I plan on starting to schedule 3-day breaks from workouts every 8 weeks, where my only workout will be some stretching and self-massages with balls and rollers to make sure I'm not overtraining. This is also something advised by Ben Greenfield in his book Beyond Training - I'm finding a lot of helpful advice from this book, the amount of knowledge he has from researching other experts and from his own clients is wild.
I also ended this break with a 22hr fast followed by a bunch of sushi - the only thing I eat that has rice and I'll have once every couple weeks. My blood-glucose level at the end of this fast was 72 mg/dL, which is the highest it has been at the end of a fast. My past 2 readings after fasting 21.5 and 22hrs before were 68 mg/dL and 70 mg/dL, respectively. My heart rate during this period was the same as usual, minus the 130-145bpm spikes during workouts.
Another new thing that I added is a green superfood blend. Specifically, this is Amazing Grass's Organic Supergreens Blend and 1 tbsp = a 2 cup mixture of wheat grass, kale, moringa, and spirulina. I plan on having 1 tbsp a day. I have at least 1 salad each day, which would be about half a bag of greens you would get from the grocery store and this added dose each day should bring me to 1 full bag of leafy greens each day. This advice I'm taking mainly from Dr. Steven Gundry - a former world renown heart surgeon turned dietician, but Ben Greenfield and Shawn Stevenson also regularly advise using blends like this.
Soon, I'm going to have to adjust/add to my supplements list. Peter Attia and Ben Greenfield highly advise creatine for almost everyone (at least 5g/day). Ben and Shawn Stevenson also suggest topical magnesium because mostly everyone is deficient and this helps with bone density. Another great tool for increasing bone density would be a rebounder, a small trampoline to bounce on, so I may get this rather than starting to take magnesium. Before I start spending more money on supplements and/or equipment, I feel I should structure my workout schedule...
It's been tough not to do any workouts the past few days but I'm pumped to wake up tomorrow, squat and swing some kettlebells and do some push ups before work.
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